Parchmore Community Centre

The Reader’s Shared Reading groups come to Croydon

Posted on July 27th, by The Reader in Politics & Society. No Comments

Shared Reading groups provide an informal space to discover great literature

In September 2017, The Reader, an award-winning charitable enterprise, started a new project in Croydon. This three-year project funded by the City Bridge Trust aims to improve wellbeing, build community and reduce the social isolation of the older people in the borough, through the delivery of ‘Shared Reading’ groups. This year, The Reader in Croydon has … Read More »

Tales from a Croydon Christmas community volunteer

Posted on January 16th, by Lauren Furey in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Lauren Furey volunteered to serve Christmas dinner at a community centre and left with new zest for life

Every year Shakin’ Stevens reminds us that Christmas is a time of ‘love and understanding’, and he’s right; Christmas is about coming together and bonding with our loved ones, even for just one day. Yet, as we get caught up in the merriment of the season, it’s easy to … Read More »